The planning application is due to be submitted in the next few weeks. Subject to approval, work is expected to start on site in 2015 and be completed 18 months from then.
Tottenham Hale is a National Rail and London Underground Victoria Line station in north London. It is in the Upper Lea Valley area, which has been identified as a key area for growth with plans for 20,100 new homes. At Tottenham Hale specifically there is the capacity for 5,000 new homes.
Since October 2012, TfL has also been working on road improvements in the area, removing the Tottenham Hale gyratory road to return it to two-way traffic, at a cost of £34m.
London Underground director of capital upgrades David Waboso said of the station plans: “The improvements include doubling the size of the current ticket hall, and installing new ticket gates. This will reduce crowding and queuing at the station, saving passengers time when interchanging between National Rail operated by Greater Anglia and Tube services.
“We are also proposing to create a new, more convenient pedestrian route from the east to the Tube and bus stations by extending the existing bridge to the Hale Village development. We plan to keep the station open during the work so that any potential disruption will be kept to a minimum.”